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Census 2021 to take place this month

Published on Monday, 1st March 2021

All adults across the city will be asked to take part in Census 2021.

The census, run by the Office for National Statistics, is a nationwide survey which has taken place, with one cancellation, every decade for the past 220 years.
Everyone over the age of 18 is legally required to complete the census, which serves as a snapshot of society on a specific date in time.
Councillor Alan Waters, leader of Norwich City Council, said: “The census provides the best way of understanding the changing needs of the nation. It is also very important to authorities like the city council to decide how we can best support our citizens at the local level.
“An accurate census for the city is crucial in making sure that we get recognition from Government for the resources we need over the next ten years.”
This will be the first census to be primarily completed online – although paper copies are available - and respondents are asked to answer a variety of questions surrounding subjects such as their work, health, education and ethnicity.
Census day will be on 21 March, but households across the country have already begun receiving their online codes. The city council are able to support anyone having difficulties completing their census – please call 0800 141 2021.
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